If you're fortunate enough to be planning or attending a wedding in this breathtaking Southern California oasis, get ready for an unforgettable experience. Greater Palm Springs offers a myriad of opportunities to indulge in outdoor adventures, culinary delights, spa relaxation, and so much more to fill your guests' schedule or your own free time.

Things to Do

Outdoor Adventure

LGBTQ+ couple at Living Desert

Explore the natural wonders of Greater Palm Springs through thrilling experiences.

  • Palm Springs Aerial Tramway: Experience the world’s largest rotating tram cars ascending to Mount San Jacinto State Park, offering breathtaking vistas, dining options, and hiking trails.

  • The Living Desert: Encounter over 500 animals and diverse exhibits while enjoying lush gardens and interactive experiences like feeding giraffes and observing rhinos.

  • Hiking the Trails: Explore over 100 hiking trails, including Bump & Grind, The Cross, Museum Trail, and Cove Oasis Loop, offering diverse landscapes and opportunities for adventure.

Take a Tour

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Signing up for a tour is a great way to get some bang for your buck and explore the best sights in the least amount of time.

  • Desert Adventures Red Jeep Tour: Guided driving tours in open-air Jeeps through desert mountains, showcasing unique flora and fauna.

  • Palm Springs Windmill Tour: Up-close exploration of windmills with insights into power generation and construction.

  • Modern Tours Palm Springs: Self-guided driving tour of Greater Palm Springs' famous homes, with audio guide sharing history and architectural beauty via smartphone.

Go Shopping

el paseo shopping district

Whether you’re still looking for the perfect Greater Palm Springs wedding guest dress or just need a retail therapy break, the area offers a great shopping scene 

  • El Paseo Shopping District: Set against a stunning mountain backdrop, the El Paseo Shopping and Dining District in Palm Desert features over 300 fabulous shops. 

  • Palm Canyon Drive: Explore Palm Springs' diverse shopping scene featuring both big-name chains and local boutiques.

  • Uptown Design District: Discover furniture shops, vintage stores, and design-oriented gift stores in this district for larger purchases.

  • Palm Springs VillageFest: Experience this outdoor market featuring local food vendors, crafts, and more every Thursday night.

Make it a Spa Day

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A relaxing massage, soaking in the natural mineral waters or a revitalizing facial are just the things to take the tension out of any wedding weekend.

  • Full Service Spas: Visit Spa Esmeralda at Renaissance Indian Wells Resort & Spa or Spa Las Palmas at Omni Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa for all your beauty and relaxation needs

  • Hot Springs: Enjoy the beautiful scenery and natural healing waters of Two Bunch Palms or Miracle Springs Spa in Desert Hot Springs. 

Places to Eat

Group eating at Eight4Nine

Palm Canyon Drive in Downtown Palm Springs

Explore the culinary oasis with options ranging from casual to fine dining.

  • Las Casuelas: Small and quaint, this timeless landmark continues its tradition of sharing authentic and traditional Mexican cuisine emphasizing the deep, rich flavors of Mazatlan.

  • Eight4Nine Restaurant & Lounge: Located in Palm Springs' trendy Uptown Design District, Eight4Nine offers a minimalist atmosphere that contrasts the diverse colors of its culinary creations.

  • 4 Saints: Situated seven stories above lively Palm Springs, this eatery offers modern American fare that you can complement with creative cocktails and one-of-a-kind views. 

Happy Hour Around El Paseo, Palm Desert

Experience El Paseo by sampling drinks and bites during Happy Hour, a desert tradition, to discover new favorite foods at great prices.

Whether planning your big day or attending a wedding, this guide ensures a memorable experience in Greater Palm Springs.